What inspired the launch of the wallpaper range?
I studied interior design and have always had a passion for interiors. I love how wallpaper is a quick and easy solution to beautify your home and saw it as the perfect platform to use my designs on a bigger scale. After much experimenting, my dream finally became a reality and my customers are now able to create a space that they love to live in by creating inspired looks for their walls.
What kind of look and feel characterises the collection? What has inspired these looks?
Inspiration for my designs are gathered from various sources – from Morroco to elements of nature. There really is something for everyone with this debut wallpaper collection.
Elleanora is the typical type of print that you have come to know and love . Similarly, the Emily Paisley offers the same colourways (pink, turquoise and red) with a pop of yellow as an option. There’s also the Stella Paisley in a grey option too, which adds a classic feel and then William Stripe and Palmer Stripe that are both are traditional, yet fun.
Valentina, Ruby and Zachery and Aaron Link have a geometric focus and come in neutral shades − such as Navy, Black and Donkey (a lovely muted grey) − which complement just about anything. Katie is somewhere in between, with tiny florals and circles, and Lilliana Leaf is a subtle nod to nature. If bold botanicals are more your thing, then the Scarlet Rose is classic Lou Harvey while Katie offers smaller prints with a botanical slant. Eden is all grown up and more of a classic take on all things floral. My favourite design – Amazing Grace – I’ve wallpapered my own house in this.
What are the current trends in wallpaper?
Botanical is still a very current trend for 2018, great for adding a pop of colour or interest to a room. Also hot is geometry, pastel and monochrome. Monochrome is a simplistic approach to pared down palettes, and allows you to create a stylish space that is both striking and unique, with a calming effect. The art-inspired wallpaper is also a new craze using real artwork merged into wallpaper.
Please supply three tips for people wanting to use wallpaper in their home:
- First you need to determine what your style is and what kind of look you are wanting to achieve, look at what colours will best suit the room, existing furniture and wall hangings etc.
- Wallpaper is much more a long-term style option than paint, so picking a bold print on wallpaper is a big decision. Alternatively, stick to neutral wall coverings and add bold furniture and accessories.
- Ensure that you measure correctly as to how much wallpaper is actually required before you buy it and get a professional to help – it can be a messy task!